Today I decided to bring out my Noodler's Creaper flex pen and work this sketch of a Blue Heron along the Dead River.
Working with this flex pen was a reminder it's one of my least favorite pens. I've really tried to like it but it has a wetter feed than what I really like to work with (and that's without trying to flex the nib). Using the same ink I normally use (Lexington Grey), it didn't dry very quickly on the paper and I would end up picking up ink on the side of my hand and transferring it back onto the paper as I sketched. That for me is a frustrating aspect of some fountain pens, nibs, and ink.
Even with that bit of frustration, I still managed to finish this watercolor sketch. Worked in the Strathmore Visual Watercolor journal.
NOTE: Same paper I use the same ink with other pens and don't always have this problem with slow drying ink.